Wine Tasting Note: Le Celtique Pinot Gris, 2004, VdP des Marches de Bretagne, France. Add/Read Comments
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Apparently the branch managers father is a huge fan; which beggars the question why he professed not to know of any such creation. He was, however, efficient in tracking down some stock and ordering a few bottles for me and rang my mobile when they were in.
Wine Tasting Note: Le Celtique Pinot Gris, 2004, Vin de Pays des Marches de Bretagne, Loire, France.
Stockist: Oddbins Price: £5.49
Despite some research I have failed to locate the boundaries of this VdP area. I have a feeling it is the Nantes region, it's the Loire regardless. The wine itself has disappeared from the Oddbins website - hence the manager having to transfer the wine in from another branch. I seem to recall that there was a portion of another grape in here - Chasselas perhaps. Regardless of its components it is a mighty fine wine. Crisp acidity, it is after-all the cool climate Loire we are taking about here, but still retaining the weight and peach/pear/apple qualities of Pinot Gris. The rear label suggests serving this as an aperitif - with a few nibbles it shines. Bruschetta with a few crushed olives mixed with olive oil and herbs de Provence it was delicious. Alcohol 12.5%. It is true that Pinot Gris isn't exactly widespread in the Loire so for interest alone this scores highly.
[ out of 5] Scribblings Rating - 92/100